Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shopping for BMW Modifications

Shopping for BMW Modifications

Performance Modifications

BMW's famed inline 6 cylinder engine is a great performer from the factory but there are a variety of BMW Modifications available to improve response and performance. BMW Cold Air Intakes are a popular BMW modification that will improve flow and performance that translates to dramatic changes in response and power output. The OE BMW Intake system is designed to reduce sound output, conform to emissions standards and above all else, reduce manufacturing costs. aFe Power BMW intake systems are designed to improve flow and maximize efficiency over the stock air intake system. aFe filters are available in the Pro5R oiled or Pro Dry S dry element depending on whether you want maximum flow or minimum maintenance.

The BMW Performance Exhaust is a good choice if you are looking for a deeper grumble but there are a variety of BMW aftermarket exhausts that are much better for power output and sound. Remus exhausts for BMW are well known as direct OE replacements that conform to strict German road safety standards. In addition, Eisenmann, Active Autowerke and Vorsteiner all produce high performance bmw exhaust systems that will dramatically improve flow, performance and sound on your BMW E92 M3.
The best upgrade will be a BMW supercharger system like the VF Engineering Supercharger Kit for the E46 M3. This is a complete system that will take your BMW E46 M3 to the next level in terms of power gains and performance.
The BMW ECU is very well tuned from the factory but can be vasty improved with BMW software upgrades including the Active Autowerke ECU tune for BMW. The Juice Box 3 software for the BMW 335 and BMW 135 is a great option to maximize power and work with your other BMW modifications. In addition, the PowerBox for BMW is a perfect alternative for non-turbo BMWs that need software tuning.
Finally, you can add EvoSport Pulleys for BMW or Active Autowerke Pulleys for BMW to maximize performance gains from other modifications. These work tremendously well with ECU tunes and are highly recommend for the BMW E92 M3 and BMW E46 M3.

Bodykit Modifications
BMW is known for their styling but there many BMW carbon fiber parts that you can add to reduce weight and improve styling. The Vorsteiner E92 Aero Bootlid is a great option to reduce weight and improve downforce. In addition, Vorsteiner manufacturers BMW carbon fiber hoods including the Vorsteiner V-35 Vented Race Hood for the 335 and the Vorsteiner E46 M3 Vented Race Hood. These provide maximum cooling and minimize weight for optimal performance.
BMW M3 Front Bumpers are a popular option for the BMW E92 335i to make your front end more aggressive. In addition, the BMW M Sport package for the E92 and E90 3-Series add style and sportiness to your BMW 3 series while maintaining the factory classy styling.

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